Data graveyards refer to large sets of data that are stored by organizations, but are no longer actively used or maintained.
These data sets may include outdated or irrelevant information, duplicate records, or data that was collected for a specific purpose but is no longer needed.
Over time, data graveyards can become a significant burden on an organization, taking up valuable storage space and potentially posing a security risk if they contain sensitive or confidential information.
It is important for organizations to regularly review and clean up their data to ensure that they are only storing information that is necessary and relevant, and to minimize the risk of a data breach or other security incident.
In terms of Data Privacy, in order to comply with the General Data Protevtion Regulation (GDPR), companies should delete personal information when there is no longer use for it and schedule data retention and data removal periods.
It automatically decreases the amount of stored data on company servers and the danger of Data Graveyard.